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September 2015 Archives

Role of mental health professionals in collaborative law divorce

One of the advantages of opting for a collaborative law divorce in Texas is the divorce team available to the couple that has decided to end their marriage. Neutral experts who are trained in collaborative law join the process to assist in making important decisions regarding financial and custodial settlements. Mental health professionals are part of these teams from the onset, and meet with the divorcing couple jointly and separately to work with them toward resolving the case, and are ready to intervene if communication between the parties is troubled.

Collaborative law divorce more effective than traditional

Every family is unique; income levels, personal situations and the reasons that they decide to put an end to a marriage, are different for every couple in Texas. However, when these couples end up in court during the divorce process because they were unable to agree on property division or child custody on their own, they may find that the orders do not suit their individual circumstances; they may be the standard property or visitation orders everyone else gets.